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Castle Baynard Ward

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"CASTLE-BAYNARD WARD, derives its name from a once celebrated castle, built on the north bank of the Thames, by Baynard, a brave and noble soldier, who came over with William the Norman, who bestowed upon him many marks of his favour. . . The ancient castle was destroyed by fire in 1428, and was rebuilt by Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester. . . Castle-Baynard Ward is bounded on the west and north by the ward of Farringdon Within; on the east, by that of Queenhithe; and on the south, by the river Thames. . .. Its most remarkable public buildings are, the parish churches of St. Bennett's, Paul's Wharf; St. Andrew's, Wardrobe; and St. Mary Magdalen, and the Colleges of Heralds and Doctors' Commons. It is divided into twelve municipal precincts, and is governed by an alderman, (Joshua Jonathan Smith, Esq.) a deputy, and nine other common-councilmen, and other ward officers." [J. Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]


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Castle Baynard Ward - photographs and maps from the London Burial Grounds website.


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John Strype's Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster (1720) - Castle Baynard Ward.

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Allen, Thomas. The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and parts adjacent. Continued to the present time. London: G. Virtue (1839) 3 vols. [Full text - Castle Baynard Ward]
Stow, John and John Nottley. A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, borough of Southwark, and parts adjacent. London, Printed for T. Read (1733-35) 2 vols. [Full text - Castle Baynard Ward]
Thomas, Henry The Wards of London: Comprising a Historical and Topographical Description of Every Object of Importance Within the Boundaries of the City. With an Account of All the Companies, Institutions, Buildings, Ancient Remains &c., &c., and Biographical Sketches of All Eminent Persons Connected Therewith London: J. Gifford (1828) 2 vols. [Castle Baynard Ward]


Castle Baynard Ward Club website - illustrated history and archive.



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